Marcy Dermansky, The Red Car

Marcy Dermansky
The Red Car
in conversation with Jillian Medoff, author of Hunger Point and the upcoming This Could Hurt (January 201)
Friday evening, October 13, 7pm

In her "dry, delightful fairy tale for grown-ups" (People), celebrated novelist Marcy Dermansky offers a biting exploration of a woman's search for self-realization and models of a life well lived. When Leah's former boss and mentor, Judy, dies in an accident and leaves Leah her most prized possession--a flashy red sports car--the shock forces Leah to reevaluate her whole life. Leah is living in Queens with a husband she doesn't love and a list of unfulfilled ambitions. Returning to San Francisco to claim the mysteriously powerful car, she revisits past lives and loves in several sprawling days colored by sex and sorrow.


Dermansky evokes an edgy, capricious, and beautifully haunting heroine--one whose search for realization is as wonderfully unpredictable and hypnotic as the twists and turns of the Pacific Coast Highway. Tautly wound, transgressive, and mordantly funny, The Red Car is an incisive exploration of one woman's unusual route to self-discovery.


Marcy Dermansky is the author of the novels The Red Car, Bad Marie, and Twins. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney's, Salon, the Indiana Review, and elsewhere. She lives in New Jersey with her daughter.




Event date: 
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
54 Fairfield St.
Watchung Plaza
Montclair, NJ 07042
The Red Car Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631493393
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - September 12th, 2017

Bad Marie Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061914713
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 22nd, 2010

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Published: William Morrow & Company - January 7th, 2015

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ISBN: 9780062660763
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Published: Harper - January 9th, 2018